Mar 03, 2019

The Plain English Speaking Award (PESA)

  • Crimson Education
  • Australia


PESA is a public-speaking competition for students aged 15-18 years. It provides an excellent opportunity for students to build self-confidence and extend their skills in oral communication, speech writing and research.

The competition encourages students from government, Catholic and independent schools to speak to their peers from other schools on topics they are passionate about.

In Australia each year, state and territory committees organise and conduct competitions at school, regional and state levels. State winners then go to the national final, which is held in the various states and territories on a rotational basis.

For more information visit the official website here

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




Various levels of competition

Participation Cost


No cost

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


No technical skills needed

Time Commitment


One-off event

Application Deadline

Entries close on Monday 4 May 2020

Application Process Includes

Information on website